Thursday, 4 August 2011

Quilt mojo is back

A while ago I decided that I needed to ’back to basic quilt school’. Overall I think I have been a pretty good girl. But some of the quilting happiness disappeared along the way.  

I am definitely not a pattern type of girl. I can follow an instructions but I always end up making different sizes and apply some changes. And I love the improvised, modern quilts most of all. As an example I have the Strip Smart book, the ruler and fabric. And yet I just can’t get myself in gear because I know exactly what it will end up looking like.

So yesterday I brought my quilt mojo back by digging into a pile of fabric (intended for the pinwheels) and just started making big blocks without a plan. No pictures yet as I didn’t stop until well after midnight, but I’m excited!

Yesterday I also signed up for a quilting class/retreat over autumn and winter. 9 whole Saturdays of quilting! I plan to (finally) start on one of Sarah Fielke’s quilts or at least my take on one of her quilts. I spend hours and hours looking in the books and yet I have not dared to start. This is a golden opportunity to get support and guidance and also test out new techniques.

Want to see my birthday present from DH? He’s a keeper for sure! The fabric will be perfect for this winters quilting brightening up the dark days. 12 FQ of Heirloom and 30 FQ of Prince Charming. That's around 11 yards of fabric! Holy cow! 

Its actually the first time ever I selected my own present - normally he always surprises me. Not very romantic but he just did't dare to pick out fabric himself and in a way I'm glad that he didn't. And hey... I still got champagne and roses from him like he has done ever since we first meet so the romance part was not completely gone..

(Pictures from freshsqueezedfabrics where I got it from)


  1. Oooh, lucky girl! I love both of those collections! Have fun with those beauties!

  2. OMG, what a great gift. Have fun with it!!!!

  3. You lucky thing!
    What a lovely present!
    This Prince Charming is growing on me: everytime I see it, I like it more and more (that's marketing for you).
    If you don't know what to do with the strip smart book, could I borough it?
    I might make you something out of that book.
    Seriously, let me know.
    I might have a book or two you'd like to borough ...
    mail me

  4. Beautiful! Lucky you! And 9 Saturday's of quilting sounds very luxurious too!

  5. Hej
    lycka till med kvilten. Någongång måste man bara börja :-)
    Jag använder också Prince Charming för en kvilt.

  6. Wow! That's all I have to say! :)